On May 3, we enjoyed a wonderful graduation ceremony culminating with 280 students receiving their JD or advanced law degrees. It was an immense pleasure and honor to have U.S. Senator Richard Lugar serve as our keynote speaker. We also had our first three graduates in our partnership with the law school at the University of Liberia — particularly noteworthy since Indiana University also awarded an honorary degree that weekend to Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
I hope you will be able to join us this summer during one of our Upcoming Alumni Events and Receptions and Welcome to the City events in Indianapolis; Washington, D.C.; and Chicago. Please help us welcome admitted students as well as recent graduates who will be working in your area. It is also an opportunity for you to visit with some of your old Indiana Law friends.
We look forward to seeing you!
All my best,
Lauren Robel, JD'83
Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law
In This Issue
- Lugar, Loftman Serve as 2008 Graduation Speakers
- Bayh Honored as Indiana Living Legend
- In Memoriam: Val Nolan Jr., JD'49
- New Rankings List Indiana Law 14th in Nation
- First SJD Graduate Serves as Spokesperson for Taiwan President
- Baker & Daniels Sponsors Pro Bono, Public Interest Award to Honor Albrights
- Richardson Selected One of TNJ's "40 Under Forty"
- Fidler Provides Testimony to British House of Lords
- Johnsen Testifies at 'Secret Law' Hearing
- Williams Briefs UN on Burma's Constitutional Referendum
- Singleton Awarded Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning
- Annual Awards Recognize 'Serious' Teaching
- Upcoming Alumni Events and Receptions
- Faculty News
- Recent Faculty Media Hits
Lugar, Loftman Serve as 2008 Graduation Speakers
U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar served as the keynote speaker during Indiana Law's Graduation Recognition Ceremony on May 3.
The School awarded 211 Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees and 69 Master's or Doctor of Juridical Science degrees to international students from more than 15 countries.
Lugar, a fifth-generation Hoosier, is the longest-serving senator in Indiana history. He was first elected to the Senate in 1976 and was most recently re-elected in 2006 with 87 percent of the vote. He is the Republican leader of the Foreign Relations Committee and a member and former chairman of the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.
The student speaker at the ceremony, as selected by his classmates, was JD candidate Eric Loftman. A 2001 graduate of the University of Colorado, Loftman has served as managing editor of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, was external team captain for the 2008 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, is a board member of the Student Alliance for National Security, and has worked in public interest positions during law school and will continue in that career path after graduation.
Loftman has served as a legal extern for the Monroe County Public Defender in Bloomington; a law clerk for the ACLU in the Washington Legislative Office; and as a legal intern for the Burma Lawyers' Council in Thailand, conducting research on the Thai immigration legal system and providing legal aid to Burmese migrant laborers.
Bayh Honored as Indiana Living Legend
Birch Bayh, JD'60, will be honored as a 2008 Indiana Living Legend by the Indiana Historical Society on July 18. Each year, the society honors extraordinary Hoosiers for their statewide and national accomplishments in a variety of areas and disciplines.
Bayh is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Venable LLP, representing individuals, businesses, and public entities. Working with the firm's Legislative and Regulatory practice, he counsels corporate interests with business before all three branches of government helping to ensure that their voices are heard in the public dialogue.
Serving Indiana as a member of the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1981, Bayh was part of historic legislation affecting the American presidency and individual rights of women, minorities and youth, including Title IX to the Higher Education Act, the Equal Rights Amendment, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
He has been a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and authored the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which is recognized for its role in promoting the biotechnology revolution. He also authored initial emergency relief legislation, which provided a framework for the establishment of FEMA.
Bayh has spent several years working to secure compensation for Philippine citizens denied their human rights by the Marcos regime and has recently been involved in efforts to secure a national popular vote for president.
In Memoriam: Val Nolan Jr., JD'49
Remembered as a supportive colleague, a curious intellectual, and an inspirational and humorous teacher, Val Nolan Jr., JD'49, made enormous contributions throughout his fascinating and varied life. The professor emeritus of law and biology passed away on March 27, 2008, at the age of 87.
After graduating from Indiana University in 1941 with an AB in history, Nolan worked as a Deputy U.S. Marshall before joining the Secret Service. He began working in the Washington, D.C., Field Office, but soon joined the White House detail providing security for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1942, he guarded the president on a nationwide "secret" tour of defense installations, recalling "the trip wasn't so secret after all, because thousands of people saw him."
Later that year, Nolan left the Secret Service to join the Navy, where he served in intelligence as a Japanese language expert. He also spoke Latin, Classical Greek, German, and some French. Initially, he was assigned to an amphibious group and interrogated Japanese prisoners. He was then assigned to the railroad section as an interpreter, working to determine how successful the bombing of the Japanese railroads had been.
Nolan followed in his father's legal footsteps, entering law school in 1946. On his way to graduating first in his class, Nolan served as editor of the Indiana Law Journal and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif, and Phi Delta Phi. He then joined the Indiana Law faculty, teaching Property, Wills, Land Titles, and Conflicts for the next 36 years until his retirement in 1985. During that time, he served as a mentor and model for countless law students.
In addition to his legal expertise, Nolan also became a world-renowned ornithologist. In 1957, he was appointed a research scholar in the Biology Department and later began teaching a course for a faculty member on sabbatical. In the late 1960's, while already a tenured professor in the Law School, he was given a joint appointment with Biology.
Nolan served as Acting Dean of the Law School in 1976 and again in 1980, when he helped persuade the Indiana Legislature to expand the Law Building.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 3 at the Law School. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sycamore Land Trust or the IU School of Law.
New Rankings List Indiana Law 14th in Nation
Indiana Law has been ranked No. 14 in the nation and fourth among public institutions in a new listing of the top 25 law schools.
The rankings are by Vault, an online service that provides career information for students, graduates and employers, including law firms. Vault's first-ever law school rankings are based on a survey of law firms and focus on the employability of law school graduates.
Vault surveyed nearly 400 hiring partners, hiring committee members, associate interviewers and recruiting professionals from across the country on which law schools best prepare their graduates for success. They were asked to evaluate graduates' research and writing skills, knowledge of legal doctrine, possession of other relevant knowledge, and ability to manage a calendar and work with an assistant.
According to the Vault Web site, with 58 percent of law school graduates entering private practice, the rankings fill an important gap with their unique emphasis on employability.
The Stanford University Law School ranked No. 1 in the survey. Only three public law schools ranked higher than IU: the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Virginia, and the University of California Berkeley.
First SJD Graduate Serves as Spokesperson for Taiwan President
The first graduate of Indiana Law's highly successful SJD program has recently been named spokesperson for Ying-jeou Ma, Taiwan's newly inaugurated president.
Yu-Chi "Tony" Wang, SJD'97, was invited to join Ma's campaign team during the summer of 2007, helping coordinate the former KMT chairman's white papers. "That seemed like a reasonable fit for a law professor like me," said Wang, who previously taught technology law and communication law at Shih-Hsin University in Taipei, Taiwan. He also helped draft two policies on human rights and youth issues.
After becoming spokesperson for the campaign, Wang was asked to serve as coordinator of the presidential debate. After the hard-fought national election, Wang was asked to stay on as spokesperson for the president. "I considered it an interesting challenge for the next stage of my life and career," he said.
Professor Dan Conkle, who served on Wang's dissertation committee, recalled a student who inspired confidence and trust in those around him. "He was a terrific student — very thoughtful and articulate," he said.
Conkle's trust was put to the test when he agreed to serve as Wang's first passenger after earning his pilot's license. "My wife and some others wondered about my judgment, but I trusted Tony completely," he said, smiling. "I not only survived the flight, but enjoyed it enormously."
Wang said he appreciates the education he received at Indiana University. "The Law School treated me very well personally, but also gave me a great challenge intellectually. I really miss my days in Bloomington as a graduate student."
Baker & Daniels Sponsors Pro Bono, Public Interest Award to Honor Albrights
In honor of Terry Albright, JD'65, and his wife, Judy, who passed away Jan. 15, Baker & Daniels LLP has sponsored the Terry and Judy Albright Pro Bono and Public Interest Award.
The award's inaugural recipient, 2008 Indiana Law graduate Alex Kornya, has made significant contributions to providing access to justice through pro bono and public interest service. A student advisor and former co-director of the Protective Order Project, Kornya worked with law enforcement and other anti-domestic violence organizations, such as the Monroe County Domestic Violence Task Force. He also worked as a student intern for the District 10 Pro Bono Project and for Indiana Legal Services in Bloomington. Kornya will be working for Iowa Legal Aid next year.
A senior trial lawyer in the Indianapolis office of Baker & Daniels for the past four decades, Albright is currently involved in the state's alternative dispute resolution movement, providing mediation and arbitration services in connection with complex commercial and construction disputes. He has helped lead the growth in commitment to access to justice and public service through pro bono and public interest work in the bar and in the School of Law. The primary focus during his year as Indiana State Bar Association president was on the civil rights and unmet legal needs of children.
Throughout her life, Judy Albright pursued areas of service and leadership, including as the youngest president of Indianapolis YMCA, at the Volunteer Action Center, as president of three Parent Teacher Associations, and through her extended service on school foundations.
In the past year, the Albright's efforts have culminated in a growing partnership between the Law School and Baker & Daniels, including the funding of two Baker & Daniels Pro Bono Fellows, Judy Reckelhoff, 2L, and Rachael Yates, 3L, to coordinate student pro bono and public interest service.
Richardson Selected One of TNJ's "40 Under Forty"
Kimberly Richardson, JD'06, has been selected as one of The Network Journal's "40 Under Forty" honorees for 2008. She will be honored June 12 in New York during TNJ's Eleventh Annual 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards presentation. As an honoree, Richardson will be profiled in the June 2008 issue of TNJ.
"It is an absolute honor to receive this award, and I am proud to represent a law school that produces some the nation's top leaders," Richardson said. "I know that I am being honored in part because the IU Law faculty and staff helped groom me to be the person that I am today."
Each year, winners of this prestigious award are chosen from nominations received by the 40 Under Forty Review Board. Recipients are selected for their outstanding achievement, contribution, leadership, and influence in the corporate, non-profit, health, or entrepreneurial arenas, along with their service to the African-American community.
At Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, Richardson's practice focuses on labor and employment law, education law, and ERISA litigation. She defends state and federal claims related to discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, breach of contract, unpaid wages, unemployment compensation, wrongfully terminated welfare benefits, and retiree medical benefit disputes. Richardson also provides pro bono assistance to those seeking or in jeopardy of losing Social Security benefits.
Fidler Provides Testimony to British House of Lords
On May 12, 2008, David P. Fidler, James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law, provided the British House of Lords Ad Hoc Committee on Intergovernmental Organisations oral testimony on policy, legal, and governance challenges concerning global infectious disease threats.
The Ad Hoc Committee is investigating ways in which the United Kingdom can contribute more effectively to international efforts to address global infectious disease problems, such as avian influenza, extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, disease threats after natural disasters, and the threat of biological terrorism. The Ad Hoc Committee invited Fidler to provide oral testimony on the basis of his written testimony submitted in February 2008.
Fidler's testimony to the House of Lords committee represents another example of his globally recognized expertise on international law and global health. In 2007, Fidler was appointed by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to serve as an expert in international law on the Roster of Experts under the new International Health Regulations, which entered into force for WHO member states in June 2007. In May 2008, Fidler was made a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine's Committee on Achieving Sustainable Global Capacity for Surveillance and Response to Emerging Diseases of Zoonotic Origin. Many of the most threatening global infectious diseases are zoonotic diseases, meaning the pathogen originated in animals and then "jumped species" into humans. Zoonotic diseases include HIV/AIDS, SARS, and avian influenza.
Johnsen Testifies at 'Secret Law' Hearing
The Bush Administration's excessive reliance on "secret law" threatens the effective functioning of American democracy, Indiana University Law Professor Dawn Johnsen said during testimony April 30 before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution. Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., scheduled the hearing to address secret opinions, agency rules and executive pronouncements that have the force of law.
Johnsen said the withholding from Congress and the public of legal interpretations by the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) upsets the system of checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches of government.
She testified that the key question is "May OLC issue binding legal opinions that in essence tell the President and the Executive Branch that they need not comply with existing laws — and then not share those opinions and that legal reasoning with Congress or the American people? I would submit that clearly in our constitutional democracy, the answer to that question must be no."
"Congress cannot effectively legislate unless it knows how the executive branch is implementing existing laws," she said. "Moreover, if the President refuses even to notify Congress when he refuses to comply with a statutory requirement, Congress — and the public — has little ability to monitor the executive branch's legal compliance and significant reason for suspicion."
Johnsen served five years in the Office of Legal Counsel, including as deputy assistant attorney general from 1993-97 and as acting assistant attorney general in charge of the OLC from 1997-98. As a professor at IU, she has focused her research on issues of Constitutional law and presidential power.
Read Johnsen's summary on Slate's legal blog.
Williams Briefs UN on Burma's Constitutional Referendum
On March 4, David Williams, John S. Hastings Professor of Law, was one of four outside experts at a United Nations meeting convened in New York by the Social Science Research Council and the Conflict Prevention Peace Forum. The meeting was designed to brief Ibrahim Gambari, UN Special Envoy to Burma and Under-Secretary-General of the UN Department of Political Affairs on issues related to Burma's upcoming constitutional referendum.
Williams provided expertise on the Burmese constitutional process and Burmese democracy movement based on his work as executive director of the Center on Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies. Andrew Lian, SJD candidate and research fellow at the CCDPS, accompanied Williams to the meeting. Williams and the team of experts expect to provide ongoing consultation for Gambari and others at the UN regarding Burma's political situation.
Established in October 2000, the CPPF strengthens the knowledge base and analytical capacity of the United Nations system in the fields of conflict prevention and management, peacemaking and peacebuilding. It provides UN staff with a systematic channel to outside experts to deepen the national, regional, or thematic analysis on which the United Nations bases its work on conflict.
Singleton Awarded Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning
Earl Singleton, clinical professor of law and director of the Community Legal Clinic, was presented the Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning. He was one of 21 university-wide faculty members honored during the 2008 Founders Day celebration March 30.
Singleton began his IU career in 1989 as supervising attorney for the clinic and was appointed to the Law School faculty in 1997. He has made it his mission not only to educate law students, but also to reach out to Bloomington citizens. The clinic provides IU law students invaluable experience representing clients while serving members of the community who are unable to afford legal services.
"I view clinical teaching as a vehicle for giving back to the community," Singleton said, and knowing the impact he has on his students and the legal and Bloomington communities continues to motivate him in his teaching.
Singleton and his students serve the community on a grassroots level, relating to clients both personally and professionally. "Many of the clients are in heartbreaking and frightening situations," said Dean Lauren Robel. "For example, one client was a woman in nearby Washington County. When her house burned down and her ex-husband laid claim to the insurance benefits, she sought counsel at the clinic. The clinic made sure she was treated fairly."
Annual Awards Recognize 'Serious' Teaching
Recipients of the annual Trustees Teaching Awards, the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, and the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award were honored during a ceremony on April 16 in the Moot Court Room. The awards pay tribute to the School's continued and steadfast commitment to quality instruction.
"Each year at the end of the spring semester, we pause to recognize that at the heart of our law school are your teachers, and to honor teachers whose contributions to students' learning are judged outstanding," said Dean Lauren Robel.
After poring over each faculty member's evaluations, a student committee named Professors Jeannine Bell, Hannah Buxbaum, and Ken Dau-Schmidt the 2008 winners of the Trustees Teaching Award. The Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award for 2008 went to Professor Charles Geyh, and the Public Interest Law Foundation named Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer winner of the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award.
Beloved professor Patrick Baude, who retired in May after 40 years of challenging and ambitious teaching, received a special Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award.
Upcoming Alumni Events and Receptions
Indianapolis — Indianapolis Indians Game, 7 p.m., June 3. Join us on the terrace at Victory Field, 501 West Maryland Street, to watch the Indians and enjoy drinks and barbecue.
Washington, D.C. — Wine Tasting Event, 6:30 p.m., June 5. Join us on the terrace at Johnny's Half Shell, 400 N. Capitol St. NW, to sample wines from around the world.
Washington, D.C. — Alumnae Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., June 6. Please join Dean Robel and alumnae to discuss the Indiana Law D.C. alumnae oral history initiative led by Colleen Pauwels, Director of the Law Library. Come share your ideas about the project, meet area graduates, or just say hello. We hope that you are able to join us at the Willard InterContinental Washington Grant Suite, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Minneapolis — Minnesota Alumni Reception, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., June 18. Join us for an alumni reception at Flynn Gaskins & Bennett, 333 South 7th St., Ste. 2900.
Chicago — Mixer on the Rooftop, 6:30 p.m., June 19. Join us on the rooftop at the Renaissance Hotel, 1 West Wacker Dr., for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and good conversation.
Houston — National Bar Association 83rd Annual Convention, 7 a.m., July 30. Join Dean Robel and alumni from across the country for an Indiana Law breakfast. Come mingle, see old friends and help honor Rapheal Prevot Jr., JD'84, Labor Relations Counsel for the NFL, for his outstanding contributions.
Professor Amy Applegate presented "Academic Rights, Responsibilities, and Rewards — the Female Clinician's Perspective" as part of a panel sponsored by the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education at the AALS Annual Meeting Jan. 2-6 in New York. Her presentation addressed status and compensation issues for clinicians in legal academia, particularly for female clinicians, including considerations and strategies for increasing the recognition and validation of clinicians' contributions to their law schools, and clinicians' participation in law faculty governance.
Professor John Applegate served as a panel chair on hazardous and nuclear waste management at a conference, "Breaking the Logjam: An Environmental Law for the 21st Century," at the New York University School of Law. He also presented "Supply and Demand, Bridging and Filling: Making Information Count in Chemical Regulation," at the University of Texas School of Law; "Facts, Ideas, and a Precautionary Approach to U.S. Climate Change Policy," at the University of Kansas School of Law; and "TSCA and REACH: Toward Principles for Chemical Regulation Reform," at Georgetown University Law Center's Environmental Law Research Workshop. He also recently presented four lectures in Taipei, Taiwan, on hazardous waste policy, chemicals regulation, and environmental risk regulation.
Professor Jeannine Bell presented "Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights," at "Freedom of Expression in the U.S. and Europe," at Paris II; "Extralegal Violence and the Fair Housing Act" at "The Fair Housing Act After 40 Years," at the IU School of Law—Indianapolis; the keynote, "The _______ Taboo: Teaching, Conducting Research and Learning in a Climate of Fear" at "Academic Freedom in the Context of Multiculturalism" at DePaul University; "Demise of the Talented Tenth" presented with Kevin Brown at the 14th Annual Conference on "Diversity, Race and Learning" at the Ohio State University. She also served as chair and selected papers for a panel at the "Paradoxes of Race, Law and Inequality in the United States" conference in Irvine, Calif. She recently published "Behind this Mortal Bone: the (In)effectiveness of Torture" in the Indiana Law Journal.
Professor Kevin Brown presented "Reflections on Justice Kennedy's Opinion in Parents Involved: Why Fifty Years Of Experience Shows Kennedy Was Right," delivered at a symposium titled "The Roberts Court & Equal Protection: Gender, Race, and Class," held at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He also presented "Lessons Learned from Comparing the Application of Constitutional and Federal Discrimination Laws to Higher Education Opportunities of African-Americans in the U.S. with Dalits in India" delivered at a symposium, "The Black Community in the New Millennium," at Harvard Law School; "Demise Of The Talented Tenth: Affirmative Action And The Overrepresentation Of Black Biracials And Black Immigrants On Affirmative Action" during "The School Desegregation Cases and the Uncertain Future of Racial Equality" at Ohio State Law School; "What is the Purpose of Black History Month?" for Black History Month Celebration delivered at DePauw University; and "Demise of the Talented Tenth: Affirmative Action and the Overrepresentation of Black Biracials and Black Immigrants on Affirmative Action" delivered at "The Future of Affirmative Action: Seattle No. 1, Race, Education and the Constitution," at the University of Miami Law School.
Professor Hannah Buxbaum published a book chapter entitled "Incentives to Promote the Private Enforcement of Law: A View from the United States" in Zugang zum Recht [Access to Justice], and a book chapter titled "Defining the Function and Scope of Group Litigation: The Role of Class Actions for Monetary Damages in the United States" in Kollektive Rechtsdurchsetzung [Collective Enforcement of Legal Rights]. She gave a lecture on "Culture and Conflict in the Enforcement of Competition Law" at the 41st Symposium of the FIW Research Institute for Economic Constitution and Competition, in Innsbruck, Austria. She also served as a commentator at an international law roundtable on the law and politics of international cooperation held at the Vanderbilt Law School.
On April 11, Professor Dan Conkle presented remarks at the formal Investiture of the Honorable John D. Tinder, JD'75, who has been appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In addition, Conkle recently published an essay, "The Establishment Clause and Religious Expression in Governmental Settings: Four Variables in Search of a Standard," which appeared in a West Virginia Law Review symposium on "The Religion Clauses in the 21st Century."
Professor Yvonne Cripps participated at Indiana Law's Symposium, "Can and Should We Control Technology? The Future of Stem Cell Research Policy," and gave a talk at Yale Law School about intellectual property in human genes.
Professor Ken Dau-Schmidt co-wrote "The Kid Factor," which was published in The American Lawyer. He recently presented "The Impact of Childcare on Legal Careers," at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, in Montréal; "Gender and the Legal Profession: The Michigan Law School Alumni Data Set 1967-2004," at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association, at Columbia Law School in New York as well as at the Institute for Legal Studies Colloquium at the University of Wisconsin School of Law; "The Use of Simulations to Improve Student Engagement: 'Labor Law I, Inc.,'" at the Faculty Colloquium at the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law; and "Empirical Data on Individual and Collective Employment Contracts," at a conference on "Teaching Contract Law" in Madison, Wis.
Professor Charles Geyh presented a paper, "Straddling the Fence between Truth and Pretense: The Role of Law and Preference in Judicial Decision-making and the Future of Judicial Independence," at a conference at the University of Notre Dame. He also served as a panelist on a program on Judicial Elections at the Midwest Political Science Association.
Professor Michael Grossberg co-edited The Cambridge History of Law in America: Vol. I: Early America (1580-1815); Vol. II: The Long Nineteenth Century (1789-1920); and Vol. III: The Twentieth Century And After (1920- ). He also wrote "History and the Disciplining of Plagiarism," in Martha Vicinus, ed. Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism. He recently presented "From Feebleminded to Developmentally Disabled: Children and the Politics of Disability" in "Generation: A Conference to Celebrate the Launch of the Journal of the History of Children and Youth," in Amherst, Mass; "From Feebleminded to Mentally Retarded: Child Protection and the Changing Place of Disabled Children in the Mid-Twentieth Century United States," presented as part of a panel on "Childhood, Disability and Special Education" at the European Social Science History Conference in Lisbon, Portugal; and "The Politics of Childhood: Law and Child Protection in Industrial America, 1870-1930," during the Elizabeth B. Clark Legal History Workshop at Boston University.
Professor Bill Henderson presented "Are We Selling Results or Résumés?: The Underexplored Linkage Between Human Resource Strategies and Firm-Specific Capital," at the "Conference on the Future of the Global Law Firm," Georgetown University Law Center. He was a discussant at a conference, "Innovations in the First-Year Curriculum," hosted by American University, Washington College of Law. He presented "The Elastic Tournament of Lawyers: A Second Transformation of the Big Law Firm," at Stanford University's "Symposium on The American Legal Profession: Current Controversies, Future Challenges;" at the University of Illinois Law & Economics Working Shop; and at the Center for Law, Economics, and Organization at University of Southern California School of Law in Los Angeles. He presented "Systemic Changes in the Legal Profession: Preliminary Thoughts for Law Schools" at the University of Colorado Law School, the University of Denver College of Law, Harvard Law School's Legal Professions Seminar, and during Emory University Law School's Faculty Workshop Series. He presented "Legal Education in North Carolina: A Report for Potential Students, Lawmakers, and the Public" at The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Chapel Hill, N.C.; and "Benchmarking with LSSSE Data: A Preliminary Analysis" at Indiana University School of Law's Series on Professionalism.
Professor Sarah Jane Hughes wrote a symposium article "Duty Issues in the Ever-Changing World of Payments Processing: Is It Time for New Rules?" about duty standards across payments systems for the Symposium, "Harmonizing Payments Law," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and numerous New York City area law schools. The article is being published with others presented by the Chicago-Kent School of Law. With Professor Fred Miller, she has completed three new chapters of the Hawkland Series on the UCC on non-UCC payments issues. The new chapters cover developments in the law pertaining to such diverse payment methods as debit cards, credit cards, automated clearing house transactions, gift and payroll cards, and mobile payments. They also cover the major set of rules for electronic presentment of checks, known as ECCHO. Hughes presented at the ABA Business Section Spring Meeting in Dallas, a CLE program for the Young Lawyers Institute titled "A Primer on Electronic Payments Law," and also moderated a panel titled "The Future of Interchange" on interchange fees for credit and debit cards following both the EU's announcement that it might prohibit interchange fees and House Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank's introduction of a bill to limit interchange fees this winter. Her current projects include a book about national security letters for the American Bar Association, jointly with Professor David P. Fidler and Jonathan B. Wilson, and an article on "Serving the Unbanked: Trust and Locality Models" for a symposium being organized by The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Professor Dawn Johnsen published "What's a President to Do? Interpreting the Constitution in the Wake of the Bush Administration's Abuses" in the Boston University Law Review, and "The Progressive Political Power of Balkin's "Original Meaning" in Constitutional Commentary. She spoke on a panel on "The Department of Justice, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties," at a retreat sponsored by the Center for American Progress at the White Oak Plantation in Jacksonville, Fla.; on "Reproductive Health and Women's Issues and the Upcoming Transition" to leaders of nonprofit organizations in Washington, D.C.; and on a Women's Law Caucus panel for Women's Law Day at the Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington.
Professor Julia Lamber presented a paper at the Midwest Political Science Meeting in Chicago titled "Title IX in the 1970s: From Stealth Politics to Political Negotiations;" and at the Law and Society annual meeting "Minority Efforts to Combat Education 'Discrimination': Explaining Departures from the Core Tenet of Brown."
Professor Marshall Leaffer published "The Right of Publicity: a Comparative Perspective," in the Albany Law Review. He presented "Broadcast Flags" at a Georgia State University Law School conference, "Intellectual Property and New Media;" "Protection of Indigenous Knowledge, a Skeptical View" at the Paul Verlaine University of Metz conference, "Intellectual Property and Globalization," in Metz, France; and presented "Federal Preemption of the Right of Publicity" at a Fordham University College of Law in New York conference, "Intellectual Property and Policy."
Professor Leandra Lederman presented an article idea in an "incubator session" at this year's Critical Tax Conference, which was held at Florida State University College of Law. She served as a discussant for an article presented by Beverly Moran of Vanderbilt Law School, "Capitalism and the Tax System: A Search for Social Justice." Her article, "Statutory Speed Bumps: The Roles Third Parties Play in Tax Compliance," appeared in the Stanford Law Review.
Professor Ajay Mehrotra published "Forging Fiscal Reform: Constitutional Change, Public Policy, and the Creation of Administrative Capacity in Wisconsin, 1880-1920" in the Journal of Policy History. He also presented "Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War I, and the Administration of the American Fiscal State," and served as a discussant for a panel on "Early American State-Building" at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago. He presented "From Programmatic Reform to Social Scientific Research: A Brief History of the National Tax Association," at the University of Cincinnati Law School Faculty Workshop.
Professor Mark Need presented "Administrative Drafting for Private Practice" during a conference titled "Teaching Drafting and Transactional Skills: the Basics and Beyond" at the Emory School of Law.
Professor Christiana Ochoa presented "From Odious Debt to Odious Finance: Avoiding the Externalities of a Functional Odious Debt Doctrine," during the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in New York. The paper was also published in the Harvard International Law Journal. She presented "Among Non-State Actors, What is Custom and How Can We Find It?" during an Indiana Law conference titled "The Individual and Customary International Law Formation"; she served as moderator for a panel, "Civil Society — Answer or Obstacle to Implementation," during an Indiana Law conference titled "Operationalizing Global Governance"; presented "Democracy in Venezuela," discussing the documentary film, Puedo Hablar? May I Speak? at Indiana University; presented "Creating Corporate Social Responsibility: The Contributions of an Odious Finance Doctrine" at a conference, "Realizing the Potential, Global Corporations and Human Rights," at the University of California, Berkeley; "Natural Resource Preservation, Human Rights and Odious Financial Transactions," during a conference on "Corporate Social Responsibility in the Extractive Industries" at Yale Law School; "Colloquium Contributions for Financial Globalization and Human Rights: Defining a Research Agenda," a jointly-sponsored event of the University of Chicago, the American Bar Foundation, and the University of Illinois Center for Law and Globalization in Chicago; "Human Rights Aspects of 'Sugar Babies,'" discussing the documentary film, Sugar Babies, at Indiana University.
Professor William Popkin's most recent book, Evolution of the Judicial Opinion: Institutional and Individual Styles, was published by the New York University Press.
Archana Sridhar, Assistant Dean for Research and Special Projects, published "Tax Reform and Promoting a Culture of Philanthropy: Guatemala's 'Third Sector' in an Era of Peace," in the Fordham International Law Journal. She moderated a panel at Indiana Law conference, "Customary International Law Formation" and served as the conference reporter for the Indiana State Bar Association's "Summit on the Global Economy, the Rule of Law and their Effects on Indiana."
Professor Timothy Waters wrote a book review on Killing Globally, Punishing Locally? The Still-Unmapped Ecology of Atrocity in the Buffalo Law Review. He presented "Boxing Pandora: Defining Frontiers in a Democratizing World," at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. He served as chair and discussant for "Identity and Transnational Influences" at the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago. He presented "Travelers in an Antique Land: Models of Jurisgenerative Community," "The Individual and Customary International Law," Indiana University School of Law; "Annoying Westphalian Objections, and So Late in the Day" at "Operationalizing Global Governance," Indiana University School of Law; "International Criminal Law," Great Decisions Series, at Meadowood Center in Bloomington; "When Should We Go to War for Human Rights?" Issues and Experts Series, Indiana University Continuing Education; "'Sensible Judaism Spits You Out. . .' Defining – Defending? – Population Transfers in Israel and Palestine" at the Law and Society Workshop at the Indiana University School of Law; and "New Frontiers: Theorizing the Moral and Empirical Bases for a Democratic Right of Secession" at the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Carwina Weng presented at the annual AALS Clinical Legal Education Section conference in Tucson, Ariz., on the topic "I Don't Know a Thing about Countertransference, but I Think It Just Happened to Me: Learning to Cope with Psychodynamic Processes in Clinical Work."
Recent Faculty Media Hits
- James Barnes was quoted in "IDEM water rule process ongoing," Northwest Indiana Times.
- Pat Baude was quoted in "Voter says he was banned from casting Democratic ballot," The Star Press. He was also interviewed about "Operation Chaos" on WGCL; and about the legality of Rush Limbaugh's "Operation Chaos," WFIU.
- Craig Bradley was quoted in "Should sex offenders' wrongs cost them their civil rights?" Herald-Times.
- Fred H. Cate was quoted in "TTC cameras get green light; Safety trumps privacy as commissioner sets rules for transit surveillance," The Toronto Sun; and in "Identity Theft Victim Claims Emotional Distress," Inside Counsel.
- Dan Conkle was quoted in "Opponents of same-sex marriage re-energized," Indianapolis Star; in "The issue of faith," Evansville Courier & Press; in "Voting case latest high-profile loss amid federal court tilt," Chicago Tribune and Herald-Times; in "Ind. law on adult businesses called vague, United Press International; and in "Indiana law focuses on 'sexually explicit' materials," Chicago Tribune. He was also interviewed in "Indiana law targets 'explicit' books" on NPR's All Things Considered.
- Kenneth Dau-Schmidt co-wrote "The kid factor, The American Lawyer.
- Charles Geyh was quoted in "Judging the judges," ABA Journal; in "Judicial conference adopts national rules on judicial misconduct," National Law Journal; and in "Federal bench reforms fall short," National Law Journal.
- Michael Grossberg was quoted in "Va. civil-rights case resonates today," Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Bill Henderson was quoted in "Sommer Barnard to take Taft name in law firm merger," Indianapolis Star. He also co-wrote "What rankings don't say about costly choices," National Law Journal.
- Feisal Istrabadi was interviewed about the implications of recent military actions undertaken by the Iraqi government, NewsHour; on the future US involvement in Iraq, KPFK Pacifica Radio; and on the Philadelphia NPR station, WHYY, regarding the political process in Iraq five years after the start of the war. He was also interviewed on Fox News about the reequipping of the Iraqi Army and the controversy about the extent of U.S. assistance to Iraq.
- Dawn Johnsen was quoted in "Permissible assaults cited in graphic detail," Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Seattle Times.
- Seth Lahn was quoted in "Students volunteer on spring break," Indiana Lawyer.
- Leandra Lederman was cited in "Taxing virtual worlds," Forbes. She was also quoted in "Practitioners praise Ballard decision," Tax Notes Today.
- Timothy Waters was quoted in "What is exactly being defended in Bosnia today," Bosnia Daily.
- David Williams was quoted in "IU staff, students with ties to Asian disaster areas looking for ways to help survivors," Herald-Times.